Communities in Training:
A New Model of Shared Leadership

As a team leader are you ready to…

  • Achieve more, because you’ve empowered your team to quickly adapt and implement new direction?
  • Focus on your bigger purpose, because instead of micromanaging, you’re orchestrating change?
  • Continue to grow and expand, because your team is providing their own peer training and support?
  • Think bigger and more creatively, because you have a cohesive team ready to think outside the box?
businesswoman leads collaborative team meeting

Today’s problems require that leaders rely on a strong support team that can learn, adapt, and move forward at a moment’s notice. However, as you know, simply encouraging team collaboration is not enough. As Courtney C. Stevens wisely said, “If nothing changes, nothing changes. If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’re going to keep getting what you’re getting. You want change, make some.”

Are you ready to make some change? This specialized training, with you and members of your team, will introduce a new approach purpose-driven leaders are taking to build powerful teams – Communities of Practice.

A Community of Practice develops organically from a common concern, issue, passion or sense of purpose within a growing group of people. They use their emergent set of skills and knowledge to build trust, creating a common identity of shared knowledge.

In this training, we begin by examining the three elements to a Community of Practice:

  1. Domain. The focus or central idea of our work in which we exercise our knowledge and skills.
  2. Practice. The actual work we do and roles we assume within our domain.
  3. Community. When we’re part of a group where there is a strong sense of trust and a willingness to engage in a shared approach.

Then, you’ll discover how Communities of Practice can serve as a core strategy, empowering your team to:

  1. build a community that develops its own capacity to co-construct,
  2. lead the work together, and
  3. learn to steward the development of their own knowledge and practices.  

Although you cannot mandate a community, there are steps you can take to promote this approach within your team. The beauty of it is that it supports learning that is built, owned, and managed by your team, rather than a model that relies solely on professional development and learning from outside experts.

Discover how your team can develop an action-oriented model of activities and ways of communicating that drives you towards your joint purpose.

For more detailed information, anticipated results, and an event outline, please contact me to set-up a complimentary consultation.

Louise J Santiago, PhD
Executive Coach and Organizational Consultant

Where Leadership is Intentional Work

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